Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Famous Indian Dance Gotipua of Odisha

Gotipua is a conventional dance form in the state of Odisha, India, and the pioneer of Odissi traditional dance. It has been presented in Odisha for centuries by little boys, who uniform as women to admire Jagannath and Krishna. The dance is performed by a collection of boys who present flexible bodies motivated by the existence of Radha and Krishna. The boys start to study the dance at an early age until teens, when their hermaphrodites look transforms. In the Odia language Gotipua, denotes "single boy" (goti-pua). Raghurajpur, Odisha (close to Puri) is an historic village famous for its Gotipua dance groups.

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